Sunday, 30 September 2012

Guest Host:Trustworthy ~ A Spicy Experiment (V & GF Pizza Topping)

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Tina Dico - Losing

Well hey peeps :-)

It's great to be back again, and again my warm thanks to Red along with my heartfelt wishes for a swift return to wellness.

So, this time you join me at the start of an experiment. A journey :-)

When I was omni, my favourite pizza topping was pepperoni. Or peperoni. However the word is spelled! My omni daughters still love it, and my conscience grates every time I buy some. So I decided that I'd start a journey to develop a vegan tasty alternative.

My first inspiration was this: Zucchini/courgettes slices, infused with spices.
Step 1 - Prep
Chop a few slices of zuke and roughly crush some black peppercorns. Grind some sea or rock salt onto a wooden board and rub both sides of the slices into it. Then insert the peppercorns deep into the flesh of the zuke.
Step 2 - Get them good and covered
Here's the Christopher Nolan experiment within an experiment lol. I was wondering whether for the next bit if I should use oil, or not. So here's what I did. I took a small glass dish, and sprinkled a fair bit of smoky paprika, salt, chilli flakes, and ground cayenne pepper.
Step 3 - Get em moving
I then added the zukes and shook them around until they were covered, then wrapped the dish and placed in the fridge until the evening. I decided not to use I'm passing that part of the experiment over to you! Please feel free to marinade in whichever oil you choose...and let me know the result. 
Step 4 - Get em coated
Once you've made your pizza base.....
I personally use a Laucke GF Bread Mix
For UK readers you can purchase this
at can add the zucchini slices however you wish and also your choice of vegan cheese - I used a salt marinaded tofu and grated that over the base. I also checked halfway through cooking and found I needed to drizzle some oil over my half of the pizza - the other half was for my daughter and was omni-fied!

Step 5 - Before baking....
This experiment, for me, did not evoke peperoni at all, but was still a great pizza topping!

The finished pizza...delicious...
I have a few more ideas and will share these with you soon :-) . Together, I'm sure we can discover the perfect peperoni replacement lol!

Until soon. Love, etc

T :-)